Nobel Laureate to Speak at Regis University

March 13, 2017

Jody Williams

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jody Williams will speak at Regis University at 7 p.m. Friday, March 17. The talk, “Protecting Democracy in a Time of Change,” will take place in the St. John Francis Regis Chapel.

It is free and open to the public.

Williams won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for her work on the international campaign to ban landmines. Williams continues to travel the world advocating for human rights.

Her guest appearance is a partnership between Regis’ Institute on the Common Good and PeaceJam Rocky Mountain. Each year the organizations work together to bring a Nobel Peace Prize laureate to campus.

In addition to the public talk, Regis and PeaceJam students have the opportunity to attend a Youth Leadership Conference with Williams on March 18-20.

“The first line of Regis’ mission statement reads, ‘Regis University educates men and women of all ages and faiths to take leadership roles and make a positive impact in a changing society,’” said Dan Justin, who is the interim director for the Institute on the Common Good. “This is not a vision of who we hope to be, but a statement of who we are. The PeaceJam Conference is a genuine expression of Regis at its most fundamental level. Over the course of the weekend our students grow as leaders and we change the lives of students across Denver.”